Admissions

This page of the website explains everything you need to know to apply for a school place for September 2021

 

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Our Application Form

if you would like to apply for a place for your child in Year R in September 2021, our application form can be downloaded here:

Buckton Fields Application Form

Please note you can only apply for a place at Buckton Fields Primary School by applying directly to us.

Also, you can still apply for three other school places via Northamptonshire County Council.

If you apply to us and to Northamptonshire County Council you will get two offers.

Please return completed applications to enquiries@buckton.school

 

Admissions Information

The school has an admission number for September 2021 of 60 for entry into Reception.

The closing date for applications is Friday 15th January 2021 at 4pm.

Places will be offered on Thursday 16th April 2021 from 9am.

 

Our Admissions Criteria

The following applies if we have more than 60 applications.

When the school is oversubscribed after the admission of pupils with an Education, Health and Care Plan naming the school, priority for admission will be given to those children who meet the criteria set out below in priority order.

  1. Looked after children and children who were previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to adoption, a child arrangements order, or a special guardianship order
  2. Pupils with a brother or sister continuing at the school at the time of admission of the child
  3. Pupils who live closest to the school on a straight-line basis and live within the defined area
  4. Other children.

Please note: The defined area is the area within the Buckton Fields Housing development marked on the admissions map by a red boundary. If you have any questions about the boundary please do not hesitate to contact us via enquiries@buckton.school

The map relating to the boundary is below, it is essentially the whole development.

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Tie Break Criteria

If in criterion 2-3 above a tie-break is necessary to determine which child is admitted the child living closest to the school on a straight-line basis will be given priority for admission.  The Academy Trust will undertake the appropriate measurements. Distances are measured from the address point of your home to the address point of the school on a straight-line basis, using a geographical information system. Each address has a unique address point established by the most valuable elements from the National Land and Property Gazeteer (NPLG), Ordnance Survey Master Map, Royal Mail Postal Address File and The Valuation Office Agency. The address point for a property does not change.

A looked after child is a child who is (a) in the care of a local authority, or (b) being provided with accommodation by a local authority in the exercise of their social services functions (see the definition in Section 22(1) of the Children Act 1989).

 

Late Applications

All applications received by the school after the deadline will be considered to be late applications. Late applications will be considered after those received on time. If, following consideration of all applicants the school is oversubscribed, parents may request that their child is placed on the school’s waiting list

 

Admission Policy

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